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Old 19-07-2016, 09:21   #16
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Re: Risk of Clogging Sink Drain?

I wouldn't put a big load of anything, coffee or otherwise in the drain. Not that it might be fine. I just don't see the sense of it. Grease never, it will coagulate in the fittings and boats don't have traps. Coffee grounds belong in the garbage.
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Old 19-07-2016, 09:26   #17
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Re: Risk of Clogging Sink Drain?

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I wouldn't put a big load of anything, coffee or otherwise in the drain. Not that it might be fine. I just don't see the sense of it. Grease never, it will coagulate in the fittings and boats don't have traps. Coffee grounds belong in the garbage.
i know folks who deliberately do this--in my case it is completely clumsidaisical activity, and followed by massive liquid flushes
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Old 19-07-2016, 09:46   #18
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Re: Risk of Clogging Sink Drain?

Every 3 months or so, close the seacock beneath the sink and fill the pipes with vinegar then soak overnight. Flush with hot water the next day. The big offender is the fat which attracts whatever dirt passes by such as coffee grounds. Vinegar will dissolve the fat . . . or is emulsify the right word? Either way it loosens the fat up and enables the hot water to flush it out.

Raritan CP might be even better. Never tried it.
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Old 19-07-2016, 12:12   #19
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Re: Risk of Clogging Sink Drain?

If you have time to worry about clogged sink drains you need to get a life. In the event it actually happens try using your palm like a plunger, pouring very hot water, or running a piece of tie wire as a snake. If all that fails, go outside and apply water pressure with a hose or run your snake.
If nothing works re-post your problem here.
BTW I heard the same story that coffee grounds clean your drain pipes, thought it probably true but but have never bothered to try it.
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Re: Risk of Clogging Sink Drain?

if its fatty glug wash up in a dish
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Re: Risk of Clogging Sink Drain?

I've had white powder build-up on the outside of the thru-hull.
At the last haul-out my shipwright asked me if I pour a lot of milk down the drain as he's seen that harming the sealant/gasket.

Turned out that the PO was using house-hold sealant for the piping...
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